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controversy at a high school out in illinois. four students suspended for consuming so-called energy mints, and their families are not at all happy. we'll talk to two of those students exclusively in a moment, but first nbc's kevin tibbles has their story. kevin, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt. well, the students from the pekin high school here in illinois say the suspensions will likely affect their grade and future education, and they say the mints they ate are perfectly legal. it all started when 17-year-old jake walker took these to school. >> i don't feel that i should lose my education over a little mint. >> reporter: they are caffein-in mints, perfectly legal, but to some school officials in pekin illinois they looked like drugs. jake and three of his friends were suspended for eating the mints during lunch. >> this is 2012, and caffein is caffein. i drink soda. jake drinks soda. i didn't see anything wrong with a caffein pill. >> reporter: school officials issued this statement. pekin community high school approaches consumption of mood-altering substances very seriously give
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tell us that the energy on their side took a little longer to develop, but they think they've got it now, while republicans are trying to run up as many votes as they cannot only to win the county but to offset where the president is stronger in other parts of the state. willie, voters we met are just anxious to see this over. willie? >> kelly o'donnell, thanks so much. it is amazing, a small pocket of voters, not just in the state of ohio but also florida, colorado will decide who will become the next president of the united states. kelly, thanks so much. here is savannah. >>> heavyweights jon stewart and bill o'reilly have a lot to say about the election. over the weekend they squared off in an online debate. >> reporter: organizers called it the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium. for 90 minutes, jon stewart and bill o'reilly traded jabs over the serious, substantive, much of the night was spent on silliness. in one corner, comedy central's disputed, albeit vertically challenged jon stewart. >> the altitude is rough there. >> reporter: the face of fox news took on some pr
't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> back now with more of "today" on this monday morning. it's the 8th day of october, 2012. we've got a big columbus day crowd hanging out with us on rockefeller plaza. we're saying hello to them on a chilly day here but enjoying it very much. good morning, again. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt, and coming up we haven't eaten a lot of polenta. we'll tell you how to get healthy. really good ideas and ways to add to your routine. a week long health and wellness plan. starting with really simple things you can incorporate into your daily routine. >> speak for yourself on the polenta. i had the bronzino. coming down, the next male model on "the price is right." male model, making a little
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